Secretary Shaun Donovan
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
451 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20410
Dear Secretary Donovan:
The Board of Directors and staff of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) express our deep sadness with the passing of Dr. Nathie Marbury on April 15, 2013. Dr. Marbury, or “Nathie” as she was affectionately known was a long time supporter of the NAD and served as an appointed board member under two presidents, Dr. Roz Rosen (1990-1992) and Dr. Bobbie Beth Scoggins (2006-2008).
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is thrilled to share that a new online closed captioning deadline is upon us -- March 30, 2013. The NAD was a key leader along with other consumer organizations in the push to pass the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA) which requires access to online programming that has previously been shown on television with captions. Following the passage of the CVAA, the NAD participated heavily in the FCC rulemaking process where the FCC established specific rules for the enforcement of the CVAA.